Brighton business Hyve takes home two prestigious awards – The Argus

A CLOUD hosting business has won the Company of the Year award as well as another award.

Hyve Managed Hosting in Richmond Parade, Brighton, has been named the company of the year at the 15th edition of the Brighton and Hove Business Awards on June 25.

The UK cloud hosting specialists also took home the title for International Business Of The Year, and this award has recognised the company’s international expansion.

The Platinum Media Group, a regional business magazine, produces the awards, and they recognise the achievements of businesses of all sectors and sizes based in Brighton and Hove.

An independent panel of experts judged the awards. Michael Pay, co-founder and director of EMC Corporate Finance, judged the awards. He said: “This award is great to judge, but this year was particularly hard with six strong competitors. We selected Hyve because the winner should be an inspiration to other businesses.

“Brighton and Hove is often perceived as quirky, cutting-edge and innovative, with a breadth of superb start-ups, but often the lure of the sea and the beach, not unreasonably, curtails ambitions, and many become lifestyle businesses.

“Jake and Jon, along with the team at Hyve are bucking this trend. Innovative, fast-paced and dynamic, the business is growing exponentially and has an extremely exciting future. They are the epitome of what we were looking for, and I am delighted for them”.

In the last year, Hyve has increased its turnover, both domestic and international, with its international turnover almost tripling from £1m in 2019 to £3m in 2020, bringing the combined Hyve group turnover to over £10m.

Jake Madders, director and co-founder of Hyve, said: “Receiving ‘Company of the year’ is an incredible honour for us and a great recognition from our Brighton and Hove community which reinforces our growing local footprint.

“We’ve been shortlisted before, but this is the first time we’ve won an award! To win two in the same ceremony is an extraordinary achievement, which acknowledges our resilience and ability to continue innovating and thriving during a time of unprecedented changes and challenges”.

Jon Lucas, director and co-founder, said: “Despite the restrictions, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented, we have continued expanding our domestic and international presence.

“We have successfully implemented a remote support desk to offer reassurance and support to our customers, helping some shift to remote working without disruptions.

“This has demonstrated the reliability and sheer power of our services and the incredible team behind Hyve that has risen to the occasion admirably.

“Winning “International Business Of The Year” demonstrates the success of our customer-led approach to international business.”

This April, the company was named by The Sunday Times as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK, featuring in the 10 Profit Track Ones to Watch, and last month they were shortlisted in the category of Cloud Service Provider of the Year at the Datacloud Global Awards 2021.